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Donald L. Walden

GIRARD, IL – Donald L. Walden, 93, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Carlinville Rehab and Health Care Center, Carlinville, Ill.

Donald was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Girard, Ill., a son of Carl and Alma (Hamilton) Walden. He married Doris Jean Traylor May 19, 1942, in Girard, Ill. Don was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church, Girard, Ill. He farmed in the Girard area for many years and was store manager for Kent's IGA in Springfield.

Surviving Don are his daughters, Donna Mayberry of Waverly, Ill., and Denise (Mike) Neff, of Girard, Ill., a son, Danny (Kathy) Walden, of Eugene, Ore., five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Eldon Walden, of Girard, sister, Ina Traylor, of Virden, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Don in death was his wife of 52 years, Doris Jean Walden, sons, Donald D. and Darrell L. Walden, an infant daughter, and brothers, Sterling and Stanley Walden.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014, at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Girard, Ill., with funeral services at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the funeral home with Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Silver Strands of Palmyra, Ill., or Girard Food Pantry, Girard, Ill. Please visit calvertferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.



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